NAAS – INDUSTRY MEET HELD ON 29TH AUGUST
NAAS arranged an Industry/ Investors’ meet to open up collaboration and partnership with industry players in the areas of agricultural strategy -policy framing, research and development as well as industry investment. A total of 16 industries participated in the Meet. The Secretary of the Academy Dr. W.S. Lakra gave a brief presentation on NAAS activities which was followed up with an interaction with the industry participants. While thanking NAAS for the initiative taken, the industry participants raised several issues of their concern right from farm energy saving policy, pesticide banning issue, digital agriculture, occupational hazard mitigation, use of patented technologies specially after 20 years of their use in the patented country etc. NABARD also participated and identified possible areas of collaboration and support to NAAS. Most of the participating industries expressed their willingness to partner with NAAS and support it by becoming corporate fellows/ members, research grants, consultancy etc. Way forward was also discussed at the end, the Secretary proposed a vote of thanks to the participating members and the Vice Presidents Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah and Dr. Anil K. Singh, facilitator of the meet, Sri Siddhartha Gautam of Rural Access.